Former Governor of Goa and senior BJP leader, Smt. Mridula Sinha passed away on November 18. She was the first woman Governor of Goa. She was also a proficient writer, making extensive contributions to the world of literature as well as culture. She had served as the head of the BJP’s Mahila Morcha and Chairperson of Central Social Welfare Board in the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi condoled her demise, and hailed the BJP leader for her efforts towards public service.
“Smt. Mridula Sinha Ji will be remembered for her efforts towards public service. She was also a proficient writer, making extensive contributions to the world of literature as well as culture. Anguished by her demise. Condolences to her family and admirers. Om Shanti,” the Prime Minister said.
Expressing condolence BJP National President Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda said, “The demise of former governor of Goa, noted writer and senior BJP leader Mridula Sinha ji is distressing. Her demise is an irreparable loss to the BJP family. I pray to God for the peace to her soul and express my condolences to the bereaved family.”
Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah also expressed deep grief over the demise of the leader. “The demise of former Goa Governor and senior BJP leader Mridula Sinha ji is very sad. She worked for the nation, society and organisation throughout her life. She was also an accomplished writer, who will also be remembered for her writings. My deepest condolences to her family. Om Shanti,” the Home Minister said.
Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari took to twitter and expressed his condolence. He said “My heartfelt tribute to former Goa Governor Mridula Sinhaji. Mridula ji played an important role in strengthening the organization since the time of Jana Sangh. Her demise is a big loss for the BJP family. May God give peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss. Om Shanti!”
Born on 27 November 1942 in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar, Smt. Sinha completed her post-graduate studies after her marriage to Dr Ram Kripal Sinha, a former Union minister.
She was a prolific writer who started writing short stories on matters pertaining to culture and village traditions. Some of her works were also published in Hindi magazines and later compiled into an anthology called Bihar ki lok kathayen (Folk tales of Bihar). Some of her noted works include Dampatya Ki Dhoop-Chhanh (on marriage), Sita Puni Boli, Ahalya Uvach, Jyon Mehandi Ke Rang, Atishaya, among others. One of her notable works was a biography of Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia called ‘Ek Thi Rani Aisi Bhi’.